Pantry Challenge 2011: Days 20 & 21

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These were Days 20 & 21 of my Pantry Challenge. If you want to join me, go check out the details and sign up here.

Here’s what I served my family today


Breakfast – Oatmeal and Bacon

Lunch – Cheese and Crackers, Veggies and Hummus

Dinner – Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Biscuits, and Cranberry Sauce

This meal is always a hit and there are rarely leftovers.


Breakfast – Ginger Coconut Scones and Apple Slices

Hubs forgot his phone this morning, so after I baked up the scones, we headed out to meet him. After dropping off his phone, the kids and I had breakfast at a nearby park and played for an hour. We have great weather these days so it was really nice.

Lunch – Quesadillas and Enchiladas

I had a pan of enchiladas, a bag of tortillas and a bag of grated cheese in the freezer, so lunch was pretty easy after being out all morning.

Dinner – Mini Pizzas, Veggies & Hummus, Salad, Bread & Cheese, Apples

Hubs had to work late, so I pulled together a snacky dinner. I found a couple pizzas in the freezer and pulled together some other odds and ends.

Quite honestly, I’ve still got several roasts, a couple chickens, a turkey, and a lot of ham in the freezer still, so I may not be able to defrost the freezer next week after all. But, we shall see….

How’s your pantry looking?

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  1. I never heard of eating bacon with oatmeal… interesting.

  2. Could you post the coconut scone recipe? It sounds yummy!

  3. hehe…BACON goes with everything 🙂

  4. I plan on getting your book but if I hadn’t the scone recipe would be the final push toward that decision.

  5. Do you have a recipe for your hummus or is it store bought?

  6. I’m amazed! I decided to do this pantry challenge just to see what would happen – I can’t believe we’ve been eating from what we already had and how creative I’ve been to use it all. I’ve spent less than $50 each week! For our family of 5, I usually spend over $100 weekly plus an extra major trip to stock our regular staple items. The pantry and the freezer are getting quit bare now, so I am working on some coupon match-ups to find some great deals this week! Thanks for the inspiration.

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